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Bug 466492 - ctrl-alt-f1 to tty1 doesn't work
Summary: ctrl-alt-f1 to tty1 doesn't work
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: jmccann
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: F10Target F10DesktopTarget
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-10-10 14:46 UTC by Mads Kiilerich
Modified: 2015-01-14 23:21 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-10-23 14:07:45 UTC

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Description Mads Kiilerich 2008-10-10 14:46:20 UTC
Description of problem:
Usually, when I pressed ctrl-alt-f1 in runlevel 5 I got a console.

Now tty1 is black - tty2-6 works fine. (Aparently with the new modelineset consoles are used - nice but slow ...)

In runlevel 3 then tty1 looks fine but is dead. The other ones works fine.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Expected results:
Always text console on ctrl-alt-f1

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2008-10-10 14:49:16 UTC
What version of plymouth do you have installed?

Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-10-10 18:18:31 UTC
This was fixed in 


If you install the latest plymouth and run

/sbin/mkinitrd -f /boot/$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)

to rebuild your initrd (or install a new kernel) then this problem should go away.

I'm marking this as a duplicate of bug 465547 but if after upgrading you still see a problem, please reopen.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 465547 ***

Comment 3 Mads Kiilerich 2008-10-10 22:13:41 UTC
Partially confirmed. (Todays plymouth-0.6.0-0.2008.10.08.1.fc10.i386 had been installed together with a new kernel, but apparently the kernels initrd was made before the new plymouth was installed. Reinstalling kernel made it work.)

Primary console is now on c-a-f1. Very nice!

BUT after logout (and thus restart of the X server?) it is back on c-a-f7 and c-a-f1 is blank.


Comment 4 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-10-10 23:25:21 UTC
ah, good catch.  Thank you.

Comment 5 Mads Kiilerich 2008-10-13 11:13:41 UTC
When booting directly to runlevel 3 then tty1 is dead too.

Comment 6 Mads Kiilerich 2008-10-15 23:29:34 UTC
I withdraw comment #5. It was either a bogus report or it has been fixed.

(There is however an interesting corner case when I start in runlevel 3 and logs into tty1 (the 0th tty), and then changes to runlevel 5 and X steals my tty where I had something _very_ important running. Perhaps it would be tast to take the first unused tty - also when changing user from within X and thus starting an extra X server ...)

the ":0 jumps to tty7" probably remains.

Comment 7 Mads Kiilerich 2008-10-16 11:29:37 UTC
I have created Bug 467207 to tracking runlevel 3 behaviour.

Comment 8 Mads Kiilerich 2008-10-23 12:25:01 UTC
Ray: Has this in your opinion been fixed? I think so.

Perhaps except the corner case I mention in comment #6?

Comment 9 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-10-23 14:07:45 UTC
Yea, I think so.

We may want to file comment 6 is a separate bug report.

Comment 10 Mads Kiilerich 2008-10-23 17:34:16 UTC
Oh. The scenario from comment 6 is no issue. Apparently X isn't started on tty1 if it has been used - in that case tty7 is used instead. That could be related to bug 467207 ...

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